[T&K] made Plaintiff and California Class Members the insurer of [T&K], in violation of the California Labor Code
Monterey, California (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
On July 2, 2012, the California labor law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against T & K, L.P. (“T&K”), a company who owns and operates several Taco Bell stores in the state of California, alleging T&K failed to compensate their employees for all hours worked, including work that was required to be performed off the clock. Martinez, et al. vs. T & K L.P., Case No. M118459 is currently pending in the Monterey County Superior Court for the State of California.
Specifically, the wage and hour class action Complaint alleges that T&K required their employees to handle monetary transactions throughout the business day and that when the restaurant’s cash register suffered a loss on any given day, the Plaintiff and other California Class Members were allegedly responsible for making up the cash shortages via a deduction in their wages regardless of fault. Additionally, the Complaint further states that T&K threatened the Plaintiff and other California Class Members with disciplinary action if they were unable to make up the cash shortages.
Moreover, the Complaint also asserts that T&K “fails and continues to fail to correctly record all hours worked by the Plaintiff and other California Class Members." As a result, the Complaint claims that these employees have been underpaid throughout their employment with T&K.
Norman B. Blumenthal, managing partner of Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik stated, “Responsible employers know that it’s illegal to make your employees pay for cash shortages. Unfortunately, not all employers are responsible and end up taking unfair advantage of their employees.”
The employment law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik represents many California workers in lawsuits involving California Labor Code violations against their current or former employers. Feel free to contact one of their experienced attorneys for free legal advice today by clicking here or calling (866) 771-7099.